Implementing peer tutoring for stronger research-linked education

  • Henrik Pålsson

    Daniel Hellström

    A strong research link is a crucial quality factor in higher education. This paper describes the process of implementing a peer-tutoring activity to strengthen this link. It also evaluates and discusses the effects of this activity on student learning from a student perspective and a teacher perspective. The investigation is based on insights and data collected from a peer-tutoring activity involving scientific research articles in an advanced level master’s degree course held for two cohorts. The results indicate that this implementation was a time-efficient way of studying and understanding scientific research articles and thus strengthening the link between research and education. However, the students’ ability to apply the content to other course tasks, reflecting in-depth understanding of the articles, is an issue that needs to be further improved and investigated.
    At the presentation, copies of the paper will be available, written in English.